What’s News • June 2011
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Recognizing the nutrients that medications may drain from your body is essential to keep healthy. Information provided by the new app Nutrient Depletions, now available on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch, brings that essential information on hand instantly. A quick and easy search capability provides the information in seconds. Recommendations on nutrient replenishment from natural food sources present the solution to maintain proper nutrient levels. Nutrient Depletions creates awareness about concerns of drug-induced symptoms to enable patients to have informed conversations with physicians about the side effects of their medications. www.nutrientdepletions.com/getapp.htm.
Since its birth four years ago, Rev. Patti Paris has made VISION: A Center for Spiritual Living a warm and welcoming venue for some of California’s most talented musicians, singers and songwriters. Under the leadership of the Music Ministry Director, Mark Danisovszky; every Sunday service is supported and enriched in a unique and loving way. In addition, VISION is the current home of Joe Rathburn’s Folkey Monkey Concert series that has been a mainstay of the San Diego music scene for many years. This month’s concert will be on June 15 and features Dan Connor. Other June Music Guests will be Andy Anderson, James Higgins, and award winning, Indie singer/songwriter Hilary Michels. Ms. Michels’ new song, “Brave New World” is on the Top Ten Indie Song List. As Rev. Patti says, “Come for the Music and Stay for the Message. www.visioncsl.com
Will Tuttle, Ph.D., a pianist, composer, educator and award-wining author will be at Christ Church Unity, 311 Highland Avenue, El Cajon, Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20. A former Zen monk and philosophy professor, Dr. Tuttle is the author of #1 Amazon bestseller, The World Peace Diet. On 6/19, Dr. Tuttle will speak at the 9:30am service. In honor of Father’s Day, his message will be The Divine Father Within. At 11:15am in the church Sanctuary, Dr. Tuttle will conduct a piano concert, Piano Passion, Concert for a New World.
On 6/20 at 6:30pm in the church Sanctuary, Dr. Tuttle hosts a workshop called Opening the Intuitive Gate, The Keys to Developing Your Intuition. This workshop that can change lives, as we invite spirit to work its wonders on the ultimate frontier: the human heart. Both the piano concert and workshop are presented for a Love Offering. For further info call (619) 579-9586.
Award-winning author of The Disappearance of The Universe, Gary Renard will speak at the First Spiritualist Church and also perform a couple of songs with his wife, Cindy Renard. Gary speaks from the heart and is a charismatic and energizing speaker. June 19, 2-5pm. $20. Love Donation at the door. The First Spiritualist Church, 3777 42nd St., San Diego. For information call: 619-284-4646 www.1st-spiritualistchurch.org
Speaker, Radio Show host and Spiritual Astrologer, Linda Berry, lectures on the Cosmic Energy of Our Solar System, taking a closer look at Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. She discusses the correlation between science and metaphysics of current planet positions and the cosmic energy affecting us and our Earth. Participants will also learn metaphysical and spiritual techniques for using this new planetary energy. Sunday, June 19 at 5pm: MUFON, Sizzler Banquet Room, 3755 Murphy Canyon Road. Linda will speak at 6pm. The Mutual UFO Network is an international scientific organization composed of people who study and research UFOs. For more info call 619-507-6395, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact@mufonsandiego.com or visit: www.spiritual discovery.org and www.mufonsandiego.com.
Linda also produces and hosts two Blog Talk Radio Shows including the Lunar News™ Radio Show and the Spiritual Discovery™ Radio Show. Visit:www.blogtalkradio.com/linda-berry.
On Saturday, June 25, 9am-2pm The Unity Center is holding Circulation Day as part of their commitment to living green. Circulation Day will be a fun-filled event that provides the opportunity to circulate and re-purpose gently used personal and household items within the community. Everyone is invited to pick up any items that they would like to own—and there is no exchange of money. It’s all free.
If you have gently used items that you no longer need or want, and would like to add them to Circulation Day, please drop them off at The Unity Center, beginning June 5. This event is one of the many projects headed up by The Unity Center’s ECO-Wise team. The Unity Center is at 8999 Activity Road, San Diego, CA 92126. For information call 858-689-6500 or visit www.theunitycenter.net
Dennis Merritt Jones, author, speaker and skillful teacher, will be conducting an experiential workshop entitled Practicing the Power of Presence on Sunday, June 26, at 1:15pm at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas, $25. Jones is the author of the award-winning book The Art of Being: 101 Ways to Practice Purpose in your Life. The workshop gives mindfulness practices to be in the Now and to access the Silent Witness within. It teaches living in the mystery of life and loving it and realizing your purpose to make every moment sacred. Dennis will also be the guest speaker at Seaside’s 9 and 11am services. His message title is ‘The Art of Being on Purpose.’ The event is at Seaside Center (www.SeasideCenter.org). Tickets are available at Seaside or through their website under ‘Events.’ 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas CA 92024, 760-753-5786.
America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™
Contest Kicks Off June 1
Washington, D.C.—On June 1, online voting will open for the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest hosted by American Farmland Trust. Beginning at 12 p.m. EST, farmers market shoppers throughout the nation will be able to cast their votes for their favorite markets at www.farmland.org/vote.
The contest is a nation-wide challenge for communities to rally support for their farmers markets. The goal is to promote the connection between fresh, local food and the farms and farmland that supply it.
The 2007 U.S. Agricultural Census reports a 49 percent growth in sales from farms directly to consumers since 2002, representing $1.2 billon that stayed in local communities. But at the same time, nearly one million acres of farmland get paved over each year – most around cities where there is the greatest demand for food.
“Farmers markets offer a great way for consumers to support local farms and farmers,” said American Farmland Trust President Jon Scholl. “In addition to providing access to fresh, seasonal foods, farmers markets help strengthen our ties to the land where our food is grown and the people who grow it.”
According to the contest rules, people can vote for as many participating farmers markets as they choose, but can only vote for each market once. Voting runs through midnight on August 31, when one small, one medium, one large, and one boutique-sized farmers market will win the title of “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” for 2011.
The four winning markets will be featured on the leading foodsite Epicurious.com and honored at local celebrations where they’ll receive prize packages from American Farmland Trust and its partners. Sponsors of the 2011 contest include Epicurious.com, FrontEnd Graphics, Websticker.com, and Square.
For more information about the 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest or to vote, visit www.farmland.org/vote. There is still time for newly enrolling farmers markets to join the free competition by visiting www.farmland.org/marketmanager.